take on future events

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at switchboard.net
Mon Feb 1 16:39:07 GMT 1999

On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, David Lindner wrote:

> That was quite the wishlist for the future of Samba, but aren't there
> some more "boring" ones that need to happen first for NT5?
>  - Session setup on port 445 sans netbios

i'm specifically not going to get involved with this.

microsoft released cifs1.0 v1 spec just after nt 5.0 beta 1 came out.  
absolutely no consultation with anyone.  when we told them that they had
made several quite bad mistakes, they responded "sorry, it's too late:
we've a code freeze in 8 weeks, can't do anything about it".  that was
approx a year ago now.  having run into difficulties already, they've
hoisted themselves by their own petard, i don't want to get involved until
they get their act together and sort out the problems as outlined in
detail on the cifs digest.

ms have a bad attitude: unless microsoft themselves run into a problem,
they couldn't care less about anyone else.  no-one else could _possibly_
have a better idea than microsoft.

sorry, i think you might have hit a nerve, there, david.

>  - SPNEGO security negotiation
>  - gssapi / nt kerberos support
> Has anyone started work on these?

no point until ms releases full details on "security blobs" as outlined in
cifs1.0 v1 spec.


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